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Civic Engagement HandbookA Step-by-Step Resource for Your Student-Led Project
11 Steps to a Successful ProjectStudent-led civic engagement projects can be rewarding and impactful, positively impacting tens, hundreds and even thousands of people. At Bard College Annandale (BCA), student-led projects which emerged from the Trustee Leader Scholar (TLS) Program transformed into the Bard Prison Initiative, the Bard Early College in New Orleans, and La Voz, the largest Spanish language publication in the Hudson Valley. Many of the TLS projects have been going on for a decade or more. Projects of students at BCA, Bard College Berlin, Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences, American University of Central Asia, European Humanities University and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. Petersburg State University (Smolny College) have focused on a range of subjects, from providing English language lessons to underprivileged youth in Kyrgyzstan to teaching debate in local schools and running an accessible debate tournament in New York, from creating a discussion club in Palestine, to a recycling program in St. Petersburg, from a program for autistic children in Belarus to an Arabic language library in Berlin. Many of the programs feature an educational component that draws on the liberal arts experience, including the Language and Thinking program.
Types of Civic Engagement
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